"The Shell Game" author HITS CORPORATE MEDIA

"The Shell Game" author HITS CORPORATE MEDIA (ABC Affiliate) Gets a DOSE OF 9/11 TRUTH !!!

I have NEVER seen anyone putting forth 9/11 truth on corporate media get the kind of hearing Alten got this week!! See the video NOW, before they take it down: http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/media?id=6059274

In the above interview Alten urges Philadelphia ABC viewers to research 9/11, read David Ray Griffin's books, watch "Reflecting Pool," visit 911Truth.org, read Ruppert's Crossing the Rubicon, etc. etc. as he expounds many of the hard 9/11 questions and facts we have fought for years to get onto corporate media!!



ALSO, Alten makes a $5,000 guarantee to his publisher that 9/11 Truth groups will come through!

Also, Alten is having his publicist send out a series of Press Releases to 5,000 media outlets, as a donation to 911 Truth efforts (see a proposed Press Release I drafted, below. Suggestions/comments welcome).

Steve Alten, author of "The Shell Game" has guaranteed to his publisher that the 9/11 truth movement's push during the "Week of Truth Buy-In," will yield at least 10,000 sales or he will fund the $5,000 necessary to keep the book on front and center spaces in bookstores nationwide during April (out of his own pocket). He's also invested another $900 in an ad for "Radio and TV Magazine" read by most media, to coincide with the "buy in week of truth."

Alten's efforts are meant to, not replace, but to add fuel to the 9/11 truth movement's "Week of Truth" efforts!

Again, Alten plans to have his publicist send out several major Press Releases on the 9/11 truth movement to precede and during the "Week of Truth" efforts. A press release idea I had is below.

Hoping to talk to you all on the (30 minute) conference call this Monday, April 7, 10 pm eastern/7 west coast
DIAL IN NUMBER FOR THIS MONDAY, April 7 conference call is: 1-605-475-6300


Monday, April 07, 2008
Start Time:

10:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
End Time:

10:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Dial-in Number:


Participant Access Code:


Bill Douglas


“Who Will Be the Woodward and Burnstein of the Burning 9/11 Questions?”

According to, 9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerry confidant, and Air America radio host, Richard Greene . . . Senator & 9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerry will soon push for an open ended 9/11 Investigation that will stay open permanently as new facts emerge. The needs for this are legion, one example:

Engineer Society Accused of Cover-Ups – March, 2008
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The professional organization for engineers who build the nation's roads, dams and bridges has been accused by fellow engineers of covering up catastrophic design flaws while investigating national disasters . . . In the World Trade Center case, critics contend the engineering society wrongly concluded skyscrapers cannot withstand getting hit by airplanes . . . the report said, skyscrapers are not typically designed to withstand airplane impacts . . . Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, a structural engineer and forensics expert, contends his computer simulations disprove the society's findings that skyscrapers could not be designed to withstand the impact of a jetliner . . . Astaneh-Asl, who received money from the National Science Foundation to investigate the collapse, insisted most New York skyscrapers built with traditional designs would survive such an impact and prevent the kind of fires that brought down the twin towers.
He also questioned the makeup of the society's investigation team. On the team were the wife of the trade center's structural engineer and a representative of the buildings' original design team.
"I call this moral corruption," said Astaneh-Asl, who is on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.
This is but one example of worldwide suspicion of the 9/11 investigation and official story. In the past two months the former Italian President, and the man who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio (false flag attacks in Europe), Francesco Cossiga, questioned the official story of 9/11 in Italy’s largest newspaper, Corriere della Sera; as did Japanese Senator, Yukihisa Fujita on National Japanese television in front of Japan’s Prime Minister; and a conference organized by a European Minister of Parliament held at the European Parliament, which aired a new documentary Zero, on the 9/11 questions. In the past, the at the time UK Minister of the Environment, Michael Meacher, challenged the official 9/11 story while in the Blair Government. As did former German Defense Minister & former head of German Secret Service, Andreas von Bulow, and the list goes on.

As Americans become aware of these burning 9/11 questions, and the need for a new 9/11 investigation, as evidenced by country Icon, Willie Nelson’s, recent 9/11 questioning on national television’s Democracy Now, . . . how long can US media ignore these burning questions, without losing all credibility?

The research on 9/11, which calls the official 9/11 explanations into question, and raise distressing important questions, has been presented by several prominent, highly accomplished engineering/architecture, physics, military and government experts from a wide range of political perspectives. The issues of the truth around 9/11 are a non-partison, non-ideological issue, as evidenced by the fact that most of the below authorities on 9/11 questions, are/were registered Republicans, and one being a legendary Republican figure, Paul Craig Roberts, known as The Father of Reaganomics.

David Ray Griffin (Author of: 9/11 Contradictions, Debunking 9/11 Debunking, etc.)
Richard Gage (Founder, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth)
Professor Steven Jones (Founder, Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice)
Colonel Robert Bowman (Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Patriots Question 9/11, Retired United States Air Force Colonel)
Paul Craig Roberts (Father of Reaganomics, past editor at The Wall Street Journal, and columnist for The National Review)

We also encourage you to view the many comments regarding 9/11, at:

Also, the new documentary “Loose Change – Final Cut” can be viewed for free online in its entirety. Earlier version of this documentary have been viewed on national television in several countries outside the US, and there is a deafening lack of comment on it in American media. We invite, and urge, all US media journalists to view this important work, by visiting:
[a web link where media can view “Loose Change – Final Cut” will be placed here]

[In the actual press release to be sent out, the media will be provided with current contact information for all of the above.]

Time is short.!!


Time is short.! Next 9/11 (American Hiroshima?) is in the planning. The ONLY some way to stop it is if ENOUGH people come to know the Truth about 9/11 QUICKLY ENOUGH to make it harder for them to get away with it.

Bush: The next 9/11 will make the first "pale by comparison" and "wreak havoc through death."
He has given himself the power to cancel the next election and institute martial law. And he has done it all without so much as a press release. Read Paul Craig Roberts.

"The Shell Game" can get to a LOT of people quickly!




Last week the major 9/11 truth forces came together to join in a first mass nationwide collaborative effort to break the dam of corporate media's blockade against 9/11 truth issues. Gage, Jones, Dylan Avery, Kevin Ryan, etc. etc. etc. helped initiate this Week of Truth kick off.

www.WeekofTruth.org is the website. I'm helping to coordinate this mass national action. NOW, we need to get this info out to the thousands of local 9/11 truth activists nationwide, to maximize our impact.


I'll talk to you on the phone or by email and explain what to do, its not hard, its just that ISP limitations limit the number of groups I can email. So, by dividing it up among a few dozen people we can get it done.

Please email me at findtruth40@hotmail.com

Often we find ourselves reading about 9/11 issues, and stewing over them, but only once in a while do we get a chance to do something concrete that can really break 9/11 truth out to the mass public.

Again, just a few minutes a day by alot of us can alert thousands nationwide of the coming "Week of Truth" so those activists can also help get the word out.

So, please email me at findtruth40@hotmail.com and we'll get started. Also, if you have friends or contacts that could give just a short time each day for the next week or so, give them my email as well, or cc me when you invite them to help.


Mr. Douglas, SIGN ME UP!! I'll give 15 minutes every hour!

Mr. Douglas, SIGN ME UP!! I'll try to give 15 minutes every hour!

Now is the time for all good 911truthers to come to the aid of their country (911Truth and the WEEK OF TRUTH!!).
( I had trouble typing that out.)

Let's all give Bill a hand. I don't mean "clapping;" I mean give Bill a hand sending out the ever so important e-mail he's talking about above.

email Bill Douglas and offer your help at: findtruth40@hotmail.com

www.WeekofTruth.org !!!

Listen to Paul Craig Roberts, "Father of Reagonomics."

Listen to Paul Craig Roberts, "Father of Reagonomics." Listen to his warning.


Time could be very short people. Push Push Push: The Shell Game and 911Truth.

What about Alex Jones?

He apparently warned about 9/11 in advance. But has he been talking about a new 9/11 in the near future?




First of all, who the hell voted this less than a ten and why?
Secondly, I am attempting to create a buzz at "The Library Thing"
Here is my post in the "Crime, Thriller and Mystery" section.
The Shell Game by Steve Alten
"I'm new here so I'm not sure if I'm posting on the right place. Here goes anyway.
There is a national effort on to promote the newest book from Steve Alten dealing with domestic terror, fossil fuel dependency, Muslims, Neo cons etc. This book promises to be the next "DaVinci code. It is a highly controversial and very well written piece of fiction mixed with facts. More and more people every day agree with the premises in Steve's book.
If you want to learn more please visit the following blogs.
You may choose to dismiss this book as speculative and fear mongering for profit, but I would recommend you do so after reading the book and doing your own research."

This is just the beginning for Steve Alten. He is a great asset and spokesperson for the Truth Movement but he can't do it alone. He needs all our support in every possible way. He hints that there is a sense of urgency and that we have the ability to change the course of history. I think we all agree with that or we wouldn't be part of this movement. We have to believe in a positive outcome and do all we can to enable it.

Wow, well done Mr. Alten!

Along with throwing Mr. Cheney and Mr. Frasca under the bus, he should include Dr. Rice as she was warned repeatedly about the attacks and did nothing. Her attendance at the Genoa G8 summit in July 2001, with its security precautions against planes being flown into buildings, makes a complete mockery of her repeated statements that "no one ever imagined that planes would be flown into buildings". Some one should rescind her Ph.D. for a flagrant lack of plausible deniability infraction.

Why no mention of WTC 7?

Jeb Bush also signed the PNAC document, Mr. Alten. Perhaps that is too hot for you to handle.

Looks very much like limited hangout at this point, I'm sorry to say.

This goes way beyond the "neo-cons".

Well, we do what we can, I suppose. Every little bit helps, right?


Thanks for posting this, are you new to 911Blogger? Five weeks and two days, welcome aboard!

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

LeftWright Obviously never listened to Alten on National CBS Rad

LeftWright Obviously never listened to Alten on National CBS Radio, where he urged the millions of listeners to investigate World Trade Center 7, and spoke at length about the illegal destruction of WTC forensic evidence. WHAT IS LIHOP ABOUT THAT??

He didn't have hours to talk, he urged people to go to 911truth.org and read David Ray Griffin's books. Alten's stress in writing this book caused his young onset of Parkinson's Disease, and he's giving himself more stress taking on the neocons in a mass public corporate way . . .

. . . and LeftWright bitches about Alten. Jesus friggin' Christ, if anybody agrees with LeftWright, this movement is dead.

Alten is a gift, and he's working his ass off for truth. Folks you can bitch w/ left/right or you can get on board with a mass national movement to out truth in a big way www.WeekofTruth.org

I agree LW's being too kind.

And it's too bad Alten's book doesn't read like his interviews. Why don't you address the criticism, that nearly every reviewer shares, that "the shell game" peddles Islamophobic propaganda with very little 9/11 truth.

Kindness is one of my "weaknesses"

***big smile***

But, that beats the alternative, in my opinion.

You may want to read this: http://www.911blogger.com/node/14677#comment-181519

I've laid off of The Shell Game as I wanted to give it and Mr. Alten a chance to make their case and see what happens, I'm still inclined to do so as art has a unique dynamic.

However, when push comes to shove (as it often does in a crowded penalty area) I am not shy about making my case.


I have played on very few losing teams in my 40+ years of sports as both a player and a coach, I have no intention of starting now.

I plan on buying many copies of Dr. Griffin's latest book and giving them away, as I did with his first.

I hope that you and yours are well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.


So "V for Vendetta" was disinformation too?

Sorry, but I find that an extremely narrow viewpoint.

No, actually "V for Vendetta" is almost pure art

and is entirely different than how certain folks are promoting The Shell Game, imo.

I own and like V for Vendetta very much, although it is a bit too graphically violent for my taste.

At some point I may do a thorough critique of that film.

However, I am always willing to agree to disagree, unless someone is trying to kill me.

Cheers, Vesa, I hope that you and yours are well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

I also own "V for Vendetta"

I think it is a good film, although it didn't strike me as so great on second viewing.

I understand the way Bill and some others are promoting the "Shell Game". They do think it provides a good opportunity to raise people's awareness of false-flag terrorism, and I tend to agree, although I have only read people's reviews of the book. And the promotional tour gives the author a venue to spread the message.

And, by the way, I don't think WTC 7 needs to be introduced at *every* opportunity.

Okay, LeftWright sees no value in "The Shell Game" & Alten's ef

Okay, LeftWright sees no value in "The Shell Game" & Alten's effort. That's one against supporting "The Week of Truth".

Now let's see who supports Alten's courageous efforts:

Richard Gage
Kevin Barrett
Richard Jones
David Ray Griffin
Dylan Avery
the director of "Reflecting Pool"
the director of "Able Danger"
and the list goes on and on . . .

Folks let LeftWright shoot a gift horse in the mouth, but the rest of us should get busy making sure every activist in the country knows about www.WeekofTruth.org

So, is this a gang fight you're inciting now, Mr. Douglas?

More mindless bombast, why?

Let's see:

I work with Richard Gage and consider him to be a good friend...

I work with Dr. Griffin.....

I helped premiere LCFC in the SF area, consider Dylan Avery a friend and look forward to working with him in the future...

I've worked with Dr. Jones, consider him a friend and look forward to working with him again soon....

I work with Cosmos and consider him to be a brother....

What's your point here, brother Douglas?

I may only be flossing a horse's mouth, time will tell if it is a "gift horse" or not...

As I recall, I did offer to help.....

I'm living a life of truth, not just a week, btw.

(I have to go get my daughter from school now, see you later, gator)

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Please don't "shoot a gift horse in the mouth"

Things need to happen quickly. The Shell Game and THE WEEK OF TRUTH are the only QUICK vehicle out there. Getting more "Jesse Venturas" to go public would help.

Now let's see who supports Alten's courageous efforts:

Richard Gage
Kevin Barrett
Richard Jones
David Ray Griffin
Dylan Avery
the director of "Reflecting Pool"
the director of "Able Danger"
and the list goes on and on . . .


How nice, a spam sandwich

Not terribly edifying, if you ask me.

Is this a rugby match, by chance?

Sorry, soccer is my game.


Was that the Bohannan show?

I really don't think you want me to critique that performance.

Look, if you can't take constructive criticism I would suggest that you won't last long in the 9/11 truth movement.

I would be happy to provide anyone with talking points and rebuttals to common counter arguments as I make these all the time when speaking in public. This performance was better than others I've seen/heard, but more of a tactical retreat than anything else.

You should seriously reflect on your "either you're with us or you're against us" rhetoric, as it is way more bombastic and divisive than anything I say or do, ever.

As for Mr. Alten's stress, he is the only one who can do anything about that. I would suggest that he does.

How do you explain the clear altering of fact in Chapter 11 of The Shell Game?

Critical thinking is a never-ending process, my friend.

Bring it on...

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

here's the deal LeftWright - time is short

here's the deal LeftWright - time is short!

we've got an impending false flag brewing to go into Iran.

We've got Alten willing to put it all on the line to out that fact on national media.

Right now I could be emailing activists to support the "Week of Truth" but I'm wasting time here, because you are trying to get people not to be busy working on the week of truth, but rather philosophizing the intricacies of Alten's book.

Anyone who wants to stop the neocons, better stop nitpicking and get on board, getting truth out into the mainstream media.

So, I have to move on, I've got work to do!!

How you choose to spend your time is, by definition, your choice

I'm not trying to get anyone to do anything, other than think critically and work for the truth.

If you think pushing Mr. Alten's book is your best use of your time, that is fine. But don't expect everyone to fall in line lock step without thinking, as that is EXACTLY what we are fighting against, yes?

I find it quite remarkable that you cannot tolerate ANY CRITICISM WHATSOEVER of the book or Mr. Alten. Why is that?

Do you not see a real problem with Chapter 11?

Do you support the promulgation of the blowback theory regarding 9/11 as the book clearly does?

This goes way beyond "nitpicking" (a tedious task if ever there was one) and "philosophizing the intricacies of Alten's book" (whatever that means).

If you can't take the heat...we'll still be here baking when you choose to return. Or do you only visit us to mindlessly spam?

I was going to wait another month to get into this, but if you want to try to defend your position now, feel free to.

I wish Mr. Alten and the book nothing but success. However, we may define success differently and that is where my concern lies.

Btw, I share your concern about an attack on Iran, it may come as soon as this weekend or in a month from this weekend (new moons). So, I hope that you are telling folks to buy water and non-perishable food as well as two copies of a book.

I have Persian and Iranian friends with family in Iran, do you?

If you really are a student of 9/11, then you know this goes way beyond the "neo-cons", yes?

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

LeftWright, What if it is the "American Hiroshima?"

Look. If they did it once they can do it again. And it looks like they plan to do just that!
What if it is the "American Hiroshima?" Have you read about it?

FBI director Robert Mueller in an interview said, he wakes up at night thinking about
nukes here in the U.S. because "it feels so real!!" (of course it won't be al Qaeda)

Warren Buffet said nuclear explosions her in the U.S. are a "virtual certainty!" He doesn't know when, but even he says it could be tomorrow.

There has been al Qaeda (not publicized) messages saying they have warned us three times. There will be no more warnings:

The threat was picked up by DEBKAfile’s monitors from a rush of electronic chatter on al Qaeda sites Thursday, Aug. 8.

The al Qaeda communications accuse the Americans of the grave error of failing to take seriously the videotape released by the American al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gaddahn last week. “They will soon realize their mistake when American cities are hit by quality operations,” said one message.

Another said the attacks would be carried out “by means of trucks loaded with radio-active material against America’s biggest city and financial nerve center.”

A third message mentioned New York, Los Angeles and Miami as targets. It drew the answer: “The attack, with Allah’s help, will cause an economic meltdown, many dead, and a financial crisis on a scale that compels the United States to pull its military forces out of many parts of the world, including Iraq, for lack of any other way of cutting down costs.”

Possible named sites for the "American Hiroshima:" (Hiroshima means nuclear) NYC, DC, Miami. Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco. And I am not just talking ONE of these; I am talking ALL of these simultaneously!!!
You are right, "The truth shall set us free" but to be safe, it better happen damn quickly!

We need all the help we can get. Jump on board "The Shell Game." There is no quicker vehicle available. Help get more Jesse Venturas out of the closet. Step Wright in WITH us. Thanks for listening.


David: Why don't you just waterboard LefWright?

Fear mongering is just what people need around here. Right? The trouble with your post is that it is overtly commercial and hyped just to sell, sell, sell. Now you make it seem as if averting the Iran attack depends on selling the book fast, fast, fast. Come now! This overt comercialism is not what I am used to around here. Sorry.

I have not read the book: Does the book indeed promulgate the blowback theory regarding 9/11 and therefore perpetuates Islamophobic ideas?

Its not "fear mongering."

Its not "fear mongering." Its a wake up call. Hey if the FBI director has trouble sleeping because he's worried about nukes; and reread above what's been reported: The al Qaeda communications accuse the Americans of the grave error of failing to take seriously the videotape released by the American al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gaddahn last week. “They will soon realize their mistake when American cities are hit by quality operations,” said one message;
and if Warren Buffet says its a "virtual certainty;" and the book "The American Hiroshima" talks about simultaneous nukes in NYC, DC, MIA, ORD, HOU, LAX, SFO; and if George Tenet reportedly has claimed: two tactical nukes already smuggled in; and this was in an article about the "American Hiroshima" : From the academic community, Dr. Graham Allison, director of Harvard University 's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, said: "Is nuclear mega-terrorism inevitable? Harvard professors are known for being subtle or ambiguous, but I'll try to the clear. 'Is the worst yet to come?' My answer: Bet on it. Yes." Finally, from the mainstream media, Bill Keller, editor of The New York Times, concluded that the only reason for thinking a nuclear attack won't happen is because "it hasn't happened yet," adding that such reasoning represents "terrible logic." And so, Ryan, the message has been delivered but few are listening; and if nukes are "accidentally" being shipped out of Minot, N Dakota; HEY(!!) I'm going to have trouble sleeping too.

And if they pulled off one 9/11, why not two; surely you are aware of the NWO/one-world gov;'t. Hello lesage, 9/11 looks like it was just the start of the Endgame. This ain't fear mongering, its a wake up call!! Actually you might have just convinced me; if it takes waterboarding to wake people up, well,.....maybe. I'll try to think it through.

Let's break this down, shall we?

How, exactly, will pushing a book and an author PREVENT another false flag event?

Some, like my parents (who are in their late 70's and fully on board with 9/11 truth, btw), argue that pushing the truth as hard as we do could actually force another 9/11 event.

While I don't share this belief and work hard every day to introduce new people to 9/11 truth and the need to help those effected by the dust, a logical argument can be made for this position.

However, I don't think that anyone can seriously argue that pushing a book and an author could PREVENT a nuclear 9/11, it could only help people to better understand it AFTER the fact.

If someone wants to try, this should be quite entertaining...

I hope that you and yours are well, Mr. Watts, and that you have your water and non-perishable food properly stored (as I do).

The truth (the WHOLE truth, that is) shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

I think the logic goes as follows:

If enough people see 9/11 for what it was, the bad guys might not carry out the next 9/11, because more people would better understand it as a false-flag operation.

And this magical mainstream breakthrough

will take place in the next 30 or even 60 days and keep "the bad guys" from nuking Los Angeles and declaring martial law?

Pardon me if I seem a little incredulous.

Over 30% of Americans already KNOW it was an "inside job", another 20% suspect is was and yet another 25% want to find out.

Somehow I don't think Mr. Alten and his limited hangout book is going to change the dynamic already in motion, but I'm willing to eat crow publicly if he or it does.

I think it far more likely that a similar push on Dr. William Pepper's book An Act of State would push us to the tipping point and Dr. Pepper is a much better and more credible speaker, imo. Same goes for DRG's latest book.

The "bad guys" are going to do whatever they are going to do, regardless of what we do, as long as they are still in control. Any real student of 9/11 should realize that.

Just throwing some neo-cons under the bus will not change anything, Iran/Contra proved that.

I hope that you and yours are well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

The News-Dispatch - Alten reaches Mainstream w/ 9/11 Truth facts

Most Dangerous 'Game'
Best-selling author Steve Alten encounters unexpected hurdles amid the release of his post-9/11 thriller

Andrew Tallackson
The News-Dispatch

By the time he finished writing "The Shell Game," Steve Alten was convinced it was his best work.

He still feels that way.

He just didn't think the political thriller, which envisions another 9/11 on U.S. soil, would have so much trouble finding an audience.

"When I sat down to write the book, I thought, I will not have any trouble selling it or getting any publicity on this," Alten said. "I was wrong on both accounts.

"By the time it went to print, I discovered the 9/11 truth. This subject is a little taboo with the mainstream media ... and the problem is that the mainstream media is owned by these ivory towers that are in the war business.

. . . Reviews for "The Shell Game" have been positive, and like Alten's previous efforts, it landed on The New York Times' best-seller list.

Unexpected, however, are the harassing phone calls Alten has received at home from those opposing the book, often at 4 a.m. One person, in fact, included Alten's unpublished home phone number, his wife's name and other personal information on a Web blog, inviting people to pester the author. Alten has called the FBI four times to deal with the situation, but he's received no response . . .

But for now, Alten is pushing "The Shell Game." He refuses to be intimidated or silenced by those who oppose it, and hopes readers will give it a chance. More importantly, he hopes it gets them thinking, to question what they've been told by the government, specifically about 9/11.

"My goal, my daydream every day," he said, "is that enough people will read the book and cause enough of a furor to force a new investigation, or someone confesses something, and it will have a snowball effect."


Mr. Douglas -

Once again, your "comment" has absolutely nothing to do with mine, this is one characteristic of SPAM.

Your attitude toward me in the last few days reminds me of the the big, drunk guys who stand and crowd me when I'm dancing in nightclubs, or my opponents in a soccer game who throw elbows and knees trying to intimidate or slow me down.

I guarantee you that it won't work and, in fact, will have the exact opposite effect of what you want.

Since you have yet to answer my questions, I will ask you two simple ones now (how much time and thought you put into your answers is your choice):

1) Have you ACTUALLY read The Shell Game?

2) What is your understanding of the events of 9/11/01?

I look at the truth movement as a team (in my case a soccer team). We all have different roles to play and no one can win the game alone. I've played every position from goalkeeper to left wing and am happy to play whatever position the team needs in order to win. I generally do so quietly and with efficiency. I am very reflective and self-critical. Mr. Alten may actually be a great striker who can score goals in 17 different ways. I hope so and if that is the case, then I will do everything I can to get him the ball as often as possible (as I did on one team I played on for 3 years) Right now, I'm still wondering if he even knows where the goal is.

The truth movement, like the truth, does not live or die with any one person and no one person is above criticism, constructive or otherwise (personally, I prefer constructive criticism, both giving and receiving).

Reflective, critical thinking is the key to the truth movement, progress in general and human evolution.

What I find more than a little amusing in all this is that my original comment in this thread was titled "Wow, well done Mr. Alten!"

I hope that you and yours are well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Yes, it is does perpetuate Islamophobic ideas

I also disagree with the focus on Crossing the Rubicon, which is very long and says very little.

Hey lesage! You stole my waterboarding line!

No fair...

***big smile***

If you have the time you should read the book as it is definitely an interesting read, if nothing else.

While I would encourage everyone to read the book and make up their own mind (that's part of what the truth movement is about), I find Mr. Alten's re-framing of the 1993 WTC bombing in chapter 11 quite noteworthy. He ends chapter 20 by inflating " Bin Laden's army" and writing:

The United States' own foreign policy had indirectly given birth to Al-Qaeda --the base.

The "Fact or Fiction" notes section at the back of the book implies that chapter 11 gives a full account and has no entries for chapter 20.

Now, these could easily be naive mistakes made by a fiction writer who was out of his normal genre and had not done sufficient research or fully understood the context within which he was placing these events and statements. I believe that he stated that he only became aware of the 9/11 truth movement after he wrote the book and this also may explain these unfortunate, but nonetheless important, mis-characterizations of reality, as I understand it.

That said, it is effect that we must be concerned with, not intention, as we all know about that road to hell, don't we?

I could do a more thorough critique of the book and I may do one in the future. I wanted to give the book and the author a chance to do their thing, I still do, actually.

I have not told anyone to not buy the book and I will not tell anyone to not buy the book.

The heart of this movement is critical thinking and that is a never-ending process, some folks around here seem to think we should selectively employ it, I happen to disagree. Some folks around here are in too much of hurry to debate, that is their choice. Some folks around here seem to think that a white knight on a "gift horse" will push 9/11 truth into the mainstream and prevent a nuclear 9/11. Given what I know from my years of research and my reasoning abilities, I find this proposition highly unlikely.

What I find more than a little amusing in all this is that my original comment in this thread was titled "Wow, well done Mr. Alten!"

I am a lifelong non-conformist and perpetual gadfly, so if someone wants to pick a ridiculous argument with me, and I'm bored enough, I will fully engage and give them as much rope as possible. The rest is up to them...

I did go out and introduce someone to the subject of 9/11 truth today (as I try to do every day) and got a very good response. So the day wasn't a total loss. (FTR - he had not heard of WTC 7 before)

***big smile***

Well, it's late and I have three good books that I'm in the middle of reading: 9/11 Contradictions, a book about international hit men and Nafeez Ahmed's book on the 7/7 bombings.

So, unless there are any more gift horses that need their teeth flossed.....

I hope that you and yours are well.


The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

You need...

To relax Bill. Personally, I'm sick of WTC7 being the end all/be all of 9/11 Truth "must say on National Television at all costs" talking points when things like the families, the responders, the 70% of unanswerd questions put forward by the families, the families call for a real investigation, whistleblowers turned away by the 9/11 Commission, and on and on and on is completely and totally forgotten by anyone and everyone that manages to get on National Television. However, LeftWright is a nice guy.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

Jon, He knows WTC7 is not "the end" all.

Jon, I've read a LOT of stuff by Bill. He knows WTC7 is not "the end" all. He was only answering back to LeftWright's question up above: "Why no mention of WTC 7?" Also, I know for a fact that Bill is very in tune with the responders.

Jon, that was a GREAT interview with Steve Alten. Thanks SO much for getting it. Did you just show up and ask Steve to be interviewed?
Whatever you did, you did it well. Thanks

For everyone who has not seen Jon Gold's wonderful interview with Steve Alten:

I was actually...

Referring to LeftWright with regard to WTC7, not Bill. Yes, I heard Steve on the "Kidd Chris Show" on 94.1 WYSP on Friday morning, and heard that he was going to be in my neighborhood Saturday. So, I drove over, and said hello. Thanks.

Why isn't Dick Cheney in prison?

Mr. Gold, I think you know by now that I'm not a card carrying

member of the "Church of Controlled Demolition".

Frankly, at this point I'm far more interested in the overlapping network of social, political and economic connections involved (as far as my own personal research goes).

(Although, as a lover of science I do marvel at Dr. Jones continued research and Richard Gage is a real kick to hang out with)

That said, I put far more effort into on-the-street local activism as I feel it is the one-on-one personal approach that works best. Like you, my main focus is steering folks toward the Feal Good Foundation, getting people (esp. my local fire and police departments) to acknowledge and assist the first responders and all those effected by the dust in NYC, calling attention to the families disappointment in the 9/11 Commission and their desire for a new, real investigation.

Were I to rank my talking points for anyone dealing with the media, they would go something like this:

1) Did you know that, due to the dust from the WTC destruction, at least 40,000 people are in need of urgent medical care right now, TODAY, are not getting it and the vast majority are being DENIED the care they need? This, after the White House ORDERED the EPA to LIE about the conditions in NYC.

2) It is now abundantly clear that the 9/11 Commission was totally compromised. The Jersey Girls called for the removal of Philip Zelikow, who worked for the Bush administration before and after running the 9/11 Commission. Seeing as how their call was ignored and 70% of their questions remained unanswered, I think we owe the family members and the American people a proper investigation, don't you?

3) 9/11 kicked off the "global war on terror" which has cost the lives of over a million people so far and trillions of dollars. The FBI continues to state that they have "no hard evidence" connecting Osama bin Laden to the events of 9/11/01, isn't it time we made sure we know who did it?

4) At 5:20 on the afternoon of 9/11 an $850 million building, WTC 7, built in 1984 and 47 stories tall, fell to the ground in under 7 seconds and 6 1/2 years later OUR government has still not provided an official explanation. Why is that?

These can be tweaked endlessly, but you all get the point.

Message management is important, we need to keep hammering away at the same points whenever we can in the msm. Like it or not, WTC 7 is the most obvious smoking gun for the vast majority of people, at least according to my experience working with people on the street.

My preferred technique on the street is to ask people what they know and what they have questions about and take it from there, that tends to draw them into a very useful dialogue.

I hope that you and yours are well.

BTW, my first name is John, too (so YOU can tell me to get the H out of here, Jon, LOL)

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Stupid NOT to focus on the demolitions

and more on WTC1 and WTC2, which are what killed and injured so many people. What happened before is irrelevant to most of the deaths, and largely fiction. Focus on what killed people, which has nothing to do with hijacked planes.


Everyone should watch the interview of Steve Alten!!!!
How can I try to get him on my local stations???
You know he probably at least peaked some peoples interest to look further, to be a little more suspicious.
We need all of that to happen.
Man, I would be soooo thrilled if my news station were to have him on. That was freakin great!!!!

Media - Steve Alten

Thursday March 6, 2008
Steve Alten, author of "The Shell Game", delivers 9/11 Truth to Jim Bohanon's CBS National Radio audience (4 + million)

(40 Minutes - 11 Meg)

* source = http://www.opednews.com/articles/1/opedne_bill_dou_080306_9_2f11_truth_i...

Friday March 7, 2008
Alex Jones speaks with Steve Alten about his new book "The Shell Game" and takes questions from callers

(33 Minutes - 9.7 Meg)

* source = http://www.infowars.com

Saturday March 22, 2008
Kevin Barret talks with Steve Alten, author of "The Shell Game", about their respective encounters with neoconmedia, including Steve's run-in with Jim Bohanon

(75 Minutes - 22 Meg)

* source = http://www.gcnlive.com

The Shell Game
By Steve Alten

Product Description
The story opens in 2007 when two CIA spooks meet with an American Colonel in military intelligence. The war is going badly, and President Bush, who steadfastly refuses to back down, remains unchallenged at home as Democrats and Republicans continue to toss verbal grenades positioning themselves for the 2008 elections. Meanwhile, Iran s pursuit of nuclear energy will yield enriched uranium within five years, uranium that can be used to manufacture suitcase nukes. The United States military is too drained to invade Iran, and a preemptive strike is out of the question,unless a nuclear detonation were to occur in an American city, the enriched uranium traced back to Iran. A U.S. reprisal would strike a death-blow against radical Islam, quell the insurgent violence in Iraq,and yield more oil. Yes, the cost is unthinkable but if we sit back and do nothing then one day a dozen suitcase bombs could go off in a dozen American cities bringing with it anarchy and the collapse of Western civilization. December 2011: Ashley Ace Futrell is an oil expert working for PetroConsultants, married to Kelli Doyle, a former National Security Advisor and one of the CIA spooks from the opening scene. When Kelli threatens to expose the plot, Ace finds his existence hurtling down a rabbit s hole of deceit where the orchestrated lies of the powerful few could lead to the darkest days of human existence, and the death knell for billions.

That was a great interview

I was skeptical about this guy, beacuse of so much hype, but he seems to be the real deal.

Good job!

Alten appealed very calm and rational and used the time available well.

This is an excellent, simple and concise list to hand to anyone.

"9/11: How many virtual proofs does it take to turn on the 9/11 light bulb in people's minds?"

This is an excellent, simple and concise list to hand to anyone.

I found a simple way to introduce anyone -- Olberman and Maddow included -- to a lot of facts about 9/11 in a concise, convincing and easy to understand way. It is referenced on Joe's blog. It is linked to OpEdnews.

Get this list to Jesse Ventura to assist in his understanding of a lot of the basic facts. And get it to Olberman and Maddow and ...... and .......... and ..........

http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.php?did=6715 ("Virtual Proofs")

Push The Shell Game!!

www.weekoftruth.org (WEEK OF TRUTH!!)

Awesome interview

Rated 10

"As a journalist I have to..."

As a journalist you should do your job as a watchdog (and not a lapdog) of those in power.

What a great way to have honest 9/11

discussion w/ folks, by having this book be the read of book clubs...

George Orwell did the same thing

writing a book called Animal Farm -- he was able to expose the truth and bring the subject into the public arena for discussion under the guise of fiction.

His other little book, 1984 is even more significant today than when he wrote it :-)


Google Video upload

Bernstein, not Burnstein

in the press release. There are other problems.